Speakers Profile - Marta Dusseldorp

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Award-winning actress Marta Dusseldorp has worked extensively in theatre, film and television and is one of Australia’s most recognised actresses.

Marta received the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama for ABC’s Janet King in which she plays the title role and is also an Associate Producer. She stars in the popular series A Place to Call Home for Foxtel and in the ABC series Jack Irish opposite Guy Pearce. Marta has been nominated multiple times for AACTA and TV Week Logie Awards in Lead Actress categories for her work in these productions. Marta was most recently nominated for Most Popular Actress at the 2019 Logie Awards.

Her numerous other television credits include the six-part Blackjack telemovies opposite Colin Friels, Devil’s Dust, and the award-winning mini-series After the Deluge. Marta has just finished filming the ABC mini-series Stateless opposite Cate Blanchett.

Marta has a wealth of experience on stage including being a member of Sydney Theatre Company’s Actor’s Company where she received a Helpmann Award for her role in Shakespeare’s War of the Roses. Other STC highlights include Victory, The Lost Echo, Serpent’s Teeth, Mother Courage, The Crucible and Never Did Me Any Harm (STC/Force Majeure), Malthouse Theatre’s Journal of the Plague Year/Ham Funeral, Three Sisters and The Balcony, Company B’s international tour of Cloudstreet and Like a Fishbone for the Sydney Theatre Company/Griffin Theatre. Most recently she starred to great acclaim in Melbourne Theatre Company’s A Doll’s House: Part 2, Gloria for the Griffin Theatre and Scenes from a Marriage at Queensland Theatre. Her next leading role is playing Hester in The Deep Blue Sea by Terrance Rattigan for the STC opening Feb 4th 2020.

Her film credits include Paul Cox’s award-winning Innocence, John Curran’s Praise, Bruce Beresford’s Paradise Road opposite Glenn Close, Francis McDormand and Cate Blanchett, Jonathan Teplitzky’s Burning Man and the forthcoming Ellie & Abbie directed by Monica Zanetti.

Marta and her husband, Ben Winspear have started their own production company Archipelago productions in Tasmania, where they now live. They have many upcoming theatre productions confirmed to play in Hobart 2020 and a production that is part of Ten Days on the Island in 2021. Marta is also in her second year of an exclusive development deal with Fremantle Australia developing television for the national and international television market. She is also Co-producing a film with Dragonet Films.